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Old 01-08-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Dim foglight

I was cleaning the snow off my car tonight and noticed that my passenger side foglight was a yellowish color. last time i checked, everything was fine. i did have to drive through i rather large snowbank tonight to get out of my girlfriends driveway. i slowly pushed through it a few times to get out, didn't want to break anything, but maybe i did. It was too dark out to check any fuses, i'll do that first thing in the morning. i'll have my dealer check it out next week if there isn't anyone here that can help me out. thanks
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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Well if you should want to change the bulb they are quite easy to do. Here is a thread I did a few days ago that gives an overview. It really only takes 15 minutes.
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Proxy WRX
I was cleaning the snow off my car tonight and noticed that my passenger side foglight was a yellowish color.
While you're accessing the bulb for possible replacement, you might want to try to take a closer look whether the yellowing is on the outside of the projector lens, or seem to come from the inside. If it seems to come from the inside, then it's very possible that the unit has leaked, and the reflector surface has lost some of its reflective property.

If this is covered under warranty, it would be best to take it to the dealer.

If it is not severe or too late, you might want to attempt to crack it open, and try to clean as much as you can. Hopefully it is just the inner surface of the lens accumulating deposit from particles in water that leaked into the unit. If the inner reflector also has deposit accumulating, it is possible that some of the reflective coating may be damaged. Short of replacing the whole unit, you can try sanding (with a fine grit sand paper) the reflector surface, and spray paint it with a high temp chrome paint. Properly done, that should make it almost as good as new.
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